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8 Breast Cancer Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Your "I got this" confidence may not survive the spin cycle of reminders, warnings, and true patient stories. What women often don't hear is that the number of lives claimed by this disease has dropped since 1989. (Heart disease, on the other hand, remains women's number one threat.) Yet breast cancer wins the worry war — it's women's most feared health problem, and fear often leads to paralysis instead of self-care. But as science gets better at understanding how different cancers behave, some researchers think that certain troublesome cells in the breast may never turn into invasive cancer. The abnormal cells that make up stage 0 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) may idle in the milk ducts o

Music Therapy to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have discovered that Kirtan Kriya meditation and music listening, positively impacts the cognitive outcomes for people suffering from subjective cognitive decline. It has been proved over the years that therapies such as deep brain stimulation helps treat the cognitive condition of people suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. This has led to an increasing demand for such devices stimulating certain areas of the brain, as per deep brain stimulation devices market report published by Coherent Market Insights. To read the full article, click HERE Written by Sayali Tribhuvan for www.coherentnews.com (photo credit www.coherentnews.com)

Can an existing drug win against aggressive breast cancer?

According to recent studies, breast cancers are the second most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among women in the United States. Triple-negative breast cancer is a resilient and especially aggressive subtype, accounting for approximately 15 percent of all diagnoses of breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is resistant to the commonest type of therapy currently applied: chemotherapy. This is partly due to the sheer endurance of stem-like cancer cells, which promote the formation of new tumors. For this reason, scientists are permanently on the lookout for better, more effective treatment options that will prevent the migration of cancer cells within the body. To read the full articl

Caregivers for those with Alzheimer's disease suffer during the holiday season

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers, especially during the holidays, find themselves more stressed, according to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter. “Caregivers will often spend a lot of their money that they’ve saved, cut back on their own spending, their own eating, things for themselves and sometimes for their own healthcare because of the cost that goes into caring for someone with the disease,” said Director of Community Programs Regina Lowe. The Alzheimer’s Association was founded for the caregiver to stress the importance of self-care. To read the full article, click HERE Written by Justin Andrews for http:

Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo

Fewer women with early stage breast cancer are turning to chemotherapy to fight their disease, a new study finds. "For patients with early stage breast cancer, we've seen a significant decline in chemotherapy use over the last few years without a real change in evidence," said study author Dr. Allison Kurian. She's an associate professor of medicine and of health research and policy at Stanford University. "This likely reflects a change in the culture of how physicians are practicing, and a move toward using tumor biology to guide treatment choices rather than solely relying on clinical measures," Kurian said in a Stanford news release. To read the full article, click HERE Written by Robert

New forecast shows 6 million with Alzheimer’s disease

Using new methodology, scientists calculate that approximately 6 million American adults have Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment, which can sometimes be a precursor to the disease. The estimate, funded by the National Institutes of Health, also forecasts that these numbers will more than double to 15 million by 2060, as the population ages. The estimates are scheduled to be published online Dec. 7, 2017, in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. This new forecast differs from earlier estimates. For the first time, scientists have attempted to account for numbers of people with biomarkers or other evidence of possible preclinical Alzheime

Pfizer Breast Cancer Drug Superior to Chemotherapy in Late Stage Study

Patients with advanced breast cancer tied to an inherited gene mutation who were treated with an experimental Pfizer Inc drug went about three months longer before their disease worsened than those who received chemotherapy in a late stage study, according to data released on Friday. The drug, talazoparib, a once daily pill that Pfizer acquired with its $14 billion purchase of Medivation, belongs to a class of medicines called PARP inhibitors that may induce tumor cell death. They have shown promise in advanced ovarian and breast cancers. Patients in the Phase III study had mutations of the BRCA1/2 genes, the type of mutation that led actress Angelina Jolie to have preventive breast removal

Pulling Iron From Brain May Offer Hope in Alzheimer’s Fight

To curb the dementia epidemic, focus is shifting to one of the most abundant elements on Earth: iron. The familiar metal is key to numerous brain functions, but too much of it is toxic. Researchers in Melbourne showed two years ago that iron levels in the brain can predictwhen people will get Alzheimer’s disease. Now, the team aims to show how removing excessive amounts with a drug called deferiprone can stave off the memory-robbing disorder. Starting within weeks, the world-first study will investigate the 23-year-old medicine in 171 patients with early Alzheimer’s. The yearlong, mid-stage trial represents a new approach to finding a treatment for the biggest cause of dementia -- a conditio

Soy may help prevent breast cancer

Researchers from the University of Arizona Cancer Center are studying the impact soy has on breast cancer. Ornella Selmin and Donato Romagnolo are professors of nutritional sciences at the UA’s Cancer Center. It's their job to look into dietary factors that may affect the prevalence of certain types of cancer in the human body. “There is some controversy about whether or not soy intake, or supplementation, is beneficial as a preventative for breast cancer,” Romagnolo said. “Soy intake appears to be protective in Asian populations, but typically that is a lifetime exposure from foods and not supplements.” To read the full article, click HERE Written by Chandler Donald for wildcat.arizona.edu

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